Say Goodbye to Seasonal Allergies!
You do not have to be plagued by seasonal allergies. With allergy treatments like allergy shots and allergy drops we can stop your seasonal allergies for good. It's time to break the cycle and breathe™!
Allergy Drops Houston
Allergy Shots Houston
An allergy test in our office is required before we begin allergy injection treatment. Your shot treatment will vary depending on what you’re allergic too.
At the start of allergy shots, patients are typically asked to come in once per week for six months. This is based on Allergy Nurse, Doctor and PA recommendations.
Once you’ve met certain requirements, your frequency of shots will decrease. Your shots continue to decrease through treatment until your allergy treatment is complete.
You and your doctor will work together to determine the best allergy treatment for you. It’s important to consider your own commitment to allergy treatment: will coming into the office or taking allergy drops work better for your schedule and lifestyle?
Allergy Tablets Houston
Allergy tablets are prescription and only cover a small number of allergens. They typically cover dust mites, ragweed pollen and timothy grass. They are a slightly more affordable option and must be used from 3-5 years.
Tablets are a great option for patients who need to get started on some kind of immunotherapy, but cannot afford drops or shots.
The first time you take your tablets, you'll take them in our office. Patients come in every three months for refills.
Which Treatment Is Right For You?
Allergy Shots or Allergy Drops
Average 2-4 Years
Average 2 - 4 Years
Average 3-5 Years
Drops under the tongue daily, administered at home.
Starting 1 Injections per week in the clinic.
Daily tablets, first dose in clinic.
Average around $55-$80 a month.
Covered by most insurance, may require a co-pay.
Average $25 per month, limited allergens covered.
Risk & Side Effects
Rare and mild.
Rare and mild. EpiPen, antihistamine, and clinic supervision after injection required.
Rare and mild. EpiPen and antihistamine required.
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Allergy Shots or Allergy Drops?
Allergy treatment takes a level of commitment. The treatment plan you choose has a great deal to do with what allergens you are allergic to AND what your lifestyle looks like. If you know you cannot make it in once a week for shots, drops might be a better option.
Don't worry, you won't have to make this decision alone. Your doctor and allergy nurse will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your individual needs. We want to see you healed from seasonal allergies and we're going to do it together.
What Is Allergy Immunotherapy?
After an allergy test is complete and we find out what you are allergic to, we can begin allergy immunotherapy. Allergy immunotherapy is a long term allergy treatment that helps decrease the body’s allergic response to seasonal allergens. By serving up regular, tiny doses of the things you are allergic to in shot, drop or pill form you can build up your body’s immunity to these things. Essentially you’re training your body to be less sensitive to the things it finds offensive such as grass and tree pollen.
Seasonal allergies (also known as allergic rhinitis) usually requires ongoing treatments including medications, nasal rinses and nasal sprays. Immunotherapy including allergy shots and sublingual drops improve your tolerance to airborne allergens over a period of time.
While allergy medications get less effective over time, shots and drops tend to get more effective over time. Immunotherapy helps to desensitize and provide symptomatic relief for patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma.